AMMAN — In cooperation with the University of Jordan (UJ), NUBUL for Training and Development launched its project “Kushk Al Khair” (Kiosk of Good) at the UJ on November 12, with the aim of employing needy students and providing support to the Student Support Fund (SSF) at the university.
In cooperation with the King Abdullah II Fund for Development, NUBUL employs students who are close to graduating and areregistered withthe SSF at the kiosk, giving them an income to pay their fees, NUBUL’s Founder and President KawtherQatarneh said.
She added that after the project “gained acceptance” on campus, NUBUL raised the number of students working at the kiosk from four to six, with three of them females.
Sixty per cent of the project’s earnings go towards the SSF, while the rest of the profits are used to run the kiosk, Qatarneh said.
“We call on the UJ to establish more charitable kiosks to help more needy graduating students registered in the SSF,” Qatarneh added, encouraging other Jordanian universities to follow in the UJ’s footsteps by creating similar projects to reduce the number of needy students.
Kushk Al Khair’s launch saw the attendance of UJ President Abdelkareem Qudah, NUBUL Honorary President Princess Deema Al Saud and the Arab Union Social Solidarity delegation,headed by Princess Hind Bint Abdulrahman.
NUBULwas established on the idea of transforming people from consumers to producers through entrepreneurial projects, Qatarneh said, adding that the organisation seeks to find university graduates with skills, capabilities and ambition to engage them in business.
For his part, NUBUL’s Operations Manager Ali Shahin said that the organisation will start its winter campaign in the beginning of December, distributing blankets and heaters to needy families. This campaign will be funded by revenues of NUBUL’s “Together… Against Poverty and Hunger” marathon, which was held on October 18.
NUBUL is an organisation that provides food aid to the poor, encourages solidarity and motivates volunteering. It also supports women’s empowerment, organising an annual conference to that end, Shahin added.